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Saturday, January 7, 2012

8. Rim and Edge





Rim:  Raised part around the device on both sides, (enables blind people to distinguish between denominations)
Edge:  The part between the faces, circumference, has reeding on it or plain.
Obverse: Heads side
Reverse: the tail side

Types of edges
        1.    2 rupee coin
        2.    Security1
        3.    Security2
        4.    Plain
        5.    Reeded
        6.    2 paisa
        7.    Milled? (error?)

Monday, January 2, 2012

7. Describing a coin



How to describe a coin

Picture
Denomination
Year
Metal composition
subject/Series
Mint
Obverse, Head Legend Descriptions
Reverse
Rim and Edge
Weight
Diameter
Die axis
Grading
Reference: KM xxx, MNI xxxx